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edWeb.net Named SIIA CODiE Award Finalist in Two Professional Learning Categories

PRINCETON, NJ, April 2, 2015 – edWeb.net has been named a finalist for the 2015 SIIA Education CODiE Awards for two categories: “Best Collaborative Social Media Solution for Educators” and “Best Professional Learning Solution for Education.” The SIIA CODiE Awards are the premier award for the software and information industries, and have been recognizing product excellence for 29 years. The awards have over 85 categories and are organized by industry focus of Content, Education, and Software.

edWeb.net is a highly-acclaimed, free professional social and learning network that has become a vibrant online community for exceptional educators, decision-makers, and influencers who are on the leading edge of innovation in education. edWeb.net is a place where educators who are looking for ways to improve teaching and learning can gather and share information and ideas with peers and thought leaders in the industry. edWeb.net hosts professional learning communities on a wide range of innovative topics that offer free webinars and resources.

Educational institutions lack the time, money, and expertise to provide educators with the professional development and support they need to continuously improve their practice. edWeb.net fills that gap by providing personalized professional learning anytime, anywhere, on any device. edWeb.net’s model has been embraced enthusiastically by educators and school leaders.

Lisa Schmucki, the founder and CEO of edWeb.net, commented, “We are so delighted to be a CODiE Finalist for the third year in a row. We would love to be a winner this year, to bring more attention to the importance of providing educators with valuable PD that is highly engaging, very current, and helps them create a personalized PD plan.”

Karen Billings, Vice President of the SIIA Education Technology Industry Network, added, “This year’s finalists are breaking ground with new business models and innovative products. We are pleased to recognize the best in educational technology with these 157 products. I look forward to honoring them all in May at the Education Industry Summit.”

For additional information, contact Lisa Schmucki, founder and CEO of edWeb.net at lisa@edweb.netor 908-407-2755.

About edWeb.net
edWeb.net is a free professional learning and social network that makes it easy for educators to collaborate, share innovative ideas, and improve teaching and learning. We provide the support and training educators need to advance their own practice, build better schools, and prepare students for life-long learning and career success. Schools and districts lack the time, expertise, and funding to provide the professional development educators need — edWeb.net fills that gap. Learn more atwww.edweb.net or follow us on Twitter @edwebnet.

About SIIA

SIIA is the leading association representing the software and digital content industries. SIIA represents approximately 800 member companies worldwide that develop software and digital information content. SIIA provides global services in government relations, business development, corporate education and intellectual property protection to the leading companies that are setting the pace for the digital age. For more information, visit http://www.siia.net.The Education Technology Industry Network (ETIN) of SIIA serves and represents more than 200 member companies that provide educational software applications, digital content, online learning services and related technologies across the K-20 sector. The Division shapes and supports the industry by providing leadership, advocacy, business development opportunities and critical market information. For more information on ETIN of SIIA, visit siia.net/etin.